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Sub-$30k Skoda Karoq debuts segment’s first removable rear seats

Skoda’s first five seat medium SUV, the Karoq, goes on sale from July 2 priced from $29,990 for the manual and $32,290 for the DSG before on-road costs. Positioned between the Yeti small crossover and Kodiaq full size 7-seater, the Karoq is Skoda’s first entry into the highly competitive mid-size …

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Aston Martin DB11 AMR unveiled as new flagship

Aston Martin has taken the covers off the new DB11 AMR at the opening of the new Nürburgring-based AMR (Aston Martin Racing) Performance Centre. Replacing the outgoing V12-engined DB11 as the new flagship of the DB11 range, the DB11 AMR boasts greater power, increased performance, enhanced driving dynamics and a more …

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2018 Tesla Model S P100D Review

What is it? Less interestingly, the Model S is the flagship model of Tesla’s electric car line-up and the P100D tested here is the range-topping variant. More excitingly, the Model S P100D is the fastest accelerating saloon car in the world. It sprints from 0 to 100km/h in just 2.7 …

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Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Concept is the fastest Golf GTI ever

Volkswagen has unveiled the Golf GTI TCR Concept ahead of its debut at this year’s GTI Meeting at Wörthersee from May 9-12. The Golf GTI TCR Concept, which has a top speed of 164 mph (264km/h) and is almost ready for production. The special edition is a roadgoing version of …

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Toyota explains new era of stylish design

Toyota has embarked an exciting new era of automotive design that is resulting in stronger, more attractive styling for its vehicles, according to one of the company’s Global Design Executives. Kevin Hunter – president of Toyota’s North American design studio, Calty – said Toyota’s global president Akio Toyoda had challenged …

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Lexus adds value with RX Crafted special edition

Lexus has launched a special-edition version of the RX SUV. Based on the entry level Luxury grade and available with all three powertrains, the Lexus RX Crafted makes a visual impact with striking black coating for its 20-inch alloy wheels and black accents for the grille, fog-lamp bezels, mirror caps and …

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2019 Toyota Supra spotted up close around Nurburgring [video]

The much anticipated next-generation Toyota Supra has been spotted at the Nurburgring again. Due for launch later this year, the new Supra has been a regular visitor to the Green Hell but this time around it spent considerably longer time at the test track, refuelling a total of 4 times …

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2018 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Review

It’s hard to tell the fourth-generation Toyota LandCruiser Prado has been on sale for eight years. This latest iteration, extensively updated in 2018, still looks as fresh as ever. It is the second major facelift since its launch in 2010 and it is incremental improvements like this that keep sending …

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2018 Mazda CX-5 gains new engine tech for improved efficiency

Australia’s best-selling mid-size SUV looks to extend its hold on the market, with the Mazda CX-5 adding new technologies to boost performance and improve efficiency across all engine grades. Mazda has introduced a range of new powertrain technologies to the CX-5 engine lineup to improve real-world combustion, torque and power …

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Updated 2018 Kia Carnival steps up in refinement and safety

Kia’s segment-leading Carnival people mover has been updated with a range of safety and comfort upgrades in a mid-life freshen of the third generation 8-seater. The new look is characterised by a fresh definition of the tiger nose grille, combined with sleeker headlight clusters now sweep into the grille and …

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Spied: Lamborghini Aventador SV Jota chasing for Nurburgring record

In late 2017, Porsche set a new world record for the fastest production car around the Nurburgring circuit, lapping the infamous circuit in just 6 minutes and 47.3 seconds with the 911 GT2 RS. That is one seriously quick lap time around the Green Hell but one car maker seems …

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First-ever Mercedes-AMG A45 Sedan envisioned

Last week, Mercedes-Benz took the cover off the first ever A-Class sedan at the Beijing Motor Show. The booted sibling of the A-Class hatchback will initially be a China-only model, but we can safely expect it to be introduced to other world markets in the not-too-distant future. And if that’s the …

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2018 Toyota Corolla hatch powertrain detailed

Toyota’s next-generation Corolla hatch will gain a boost to performance with the introduction of a new 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine. With a 200cc increase in engine capacity compared to the previous 1.8-litre, the new engine lifts power to 125kW while peak torque has improved to 200Nm. While torque is higher …

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